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'You Feel Like You Owe Everybody So Much': Lisa Leslie On What It Was Like To Start A Family As A Top Athlete

The WNBA Hall of Famer on the way things have changed for women athletes and what the future holds for sports and Nike at the brand's Future 50 for Her celebration. For the last 50 years, Nike has proven its dedication not only to serving athletes, but also to redefining what it means to be one, expanding the definition to include everyone from champions in sport to everyday people, supporting athletes of all backgrounds. For the last 25 years, WNBA trailblazer Lisa Leslie has been there to watch the brand transform, and her own life and priorities as an athlete change, too.
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WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie Launches Athlete-Focused Real Estate Firm

Aston Rose made its debut in the California and Florida markets earlier this year and has already closed more than $500 million in real estate transactions combined. The list of Lisa Leslie’s accomplishments is long: WNBA Hall of Famer, a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, and among one of the first Black female athletes to receive her own shoe with Nike. A new success she can add to her lineup is being a multimillion-dollar real estate magnate.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie says she was told not to make a 'big fuss' over Brittney Griner situation

(CNN) — Basketball legend Lisa Leslie told the "I am Athlete" podcast that she was told not to make a "big fuss" over Brittney Griner's arrest by Russian authorities. "What we were told, and again this is all sort of passed along through hearsay, but what we were told was to not make a big fuss about it so that they could not use her as a pawn, so to speak, in this situation in the war," Leslie said in a clip of the interview released Friday. "So, to make it like it's not that important or don't make it where we're like, 'Free Brittney' and we start this campaign, and then it becomes something that they can use."
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Brittney Griner arrest: Basketball legend Lisa Leslie claims players were told not to 'make a big fuss'

Basketball legend Lisa Leslie has Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia on her mind. Griner was arrested in February at a Moscow airport for allegedly possessing vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis. The Phoenix Mercury star was detained and has been held ever since while first reports of her arrest didn’t come to light until earlier month – days after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
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